Redash v9.0.0-beta Release NotesRelease Date: 2020-06-11 // about 2 years ago
🚀 This release was long time in the making and has several major changes:
- ⚡️ Our backend code was updated to support Python 3 and we no longer support Python 2. If you're using our Docker images, this should be a transparent change for you.
- ⚡️ We replaced Celery with RQ for background jobs processing. This will require some setup updates -- see instructions below.
- 🚚 The frontend code is now 100% React and we removed all the Angular dependencies.
🚀 This release was made possible by contributions from over 50 people: @ari-e, @ariarijp, @arihantsurana, @arikfr, @atharvai, @cemremengu, @chulucninh09, @citrin, @daniellangnet, @DavidHernandez, @deecay, @dmudro, @erans, @erels, @ezkl, @gabrieldutra, @gstaykov, @ialeinikov, @ikenji, @Jakdaw, @jezdez, @juanvasquezreyes, @koooge, @kravets-levko, @kykrueger, @leibowitz, @leosunmo, @lihan, @loganprice, @mickeey2525, @mnoorenberghe, @monicagangwar, @NicolasLM, @p-yang, @Ralnoc, @ranbena, @randyzwitch, @rauchy, @rxin, @saravananselvamohan, @satyamkrishna, @shinsuke-nara, @stefan-mees, @stevebuckingham, @susodapop, @taminif, @thewarpaint, @tsuyoshizawa, @uncletimmy3, @wengkham.
⬆️ Typically, if you are running your own instance of Redash and wish to upgrade, you would simply modify the Docker tag in your
docker-compose.ymlfile. Since RQ has replaced Celery in this version, there are a couple extra modifications that need to be done in your
⏱ 1. Under
environmentaltogether if it is empty). 👷 2. Under
services, add a new service for general RQ jobs:
worker: <<: *redash-service command: worker environment: QUEUES: "periodic emails default" WORKERS_COUNT: 1
🏗 Following that, force a recreation of your containers with
docker-compose up --force-recreate --buildand you should be good to go.
- Redesigned Query Results page:
- Completely new layout is easier to read for non-technical Redash users.
- Empty query results are clearly displayed. User is now prompted to edit or execute the query.
- Mobile Experience Improvements:
- UI element spacing has been redesigned for clarity
- Admin pages now honor max-width. Tables scroll independent of the top menu.
- Large legends no longer shrink the visualization on small screens.
- Fix: it was sometimes impossible to scroll pages with dashboards because the visualizations captured every touch event.
- Fix: Visualizations on small screens would not always show horizontal scroll bars.
- Dashboards can now be un-archived using the API.
- 🐎 Dashboard UI performance was improved.
- List pages were changed to show a user's name instead of avatar.
- Search-enabled tables now show a prompt for which columns will be searched.
- In the visualization editor, the settings pane now scrolls independent of the visualization preview.
- Tokens in the schema viewer now sort alphabetically.
- 🔗 Links to settings panes that require Admin privileges are now hidden from non-Admins.
- The Admin page now remembers which tab you were viewing after a page reload.
- 🔋 Feature: Allow bubble size control with either coefficient or sizemode.
- 🔋 Feature: Table visualization now treats Unix timestamps in query results as timestamps.
- 🔋 Feature: It's now possible to provide a description to each Table column, appearing in UI as a tooltip.
- 🔋 Feature: Added tooltip and popover templating to the map with markers visualization.
- 🔋 Feature: Added an organization setting to hide the Plotly mode bar on all visualizations.
- 🔋 Feature: Cohort visualization now has appearance settings.
- 🔋 Feature: Add option to explicitly set Chart legend position.
- 🔄 Change: Deprecated visualizations are now hidden.
- 🔄 Change: Table settings editor now extends vertically instead of horizontally.
- 🔄 Change: The maximum table pagination is now 500.
- 🔄 Change: Pie chart labels maintain contrast against lighter slices.
- 🛠 Fix: Chart series switched places when picking Y axis.
- 🛠 Fix: Third column was not selectable for Bubble and Heatmap charts.
- 🛠 Fix: On the counter visualizations, the “count rows” option showed an empty string instead of 0.
- 🛠 Fix: Table visualization with column named "children" rendered +/- buttons.
- 🛠 Fix: Sankey visualization now correctly occupies all available area even with fewer stages.
- 🛠 Fix: Pie chart ignores series labels.
- 🆕 New Data Sources: Amazon Cloudwatch, Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights, Azure Kusto, Exasol.
- Added the option to specify a base cost in settings, displaying a price for each query when executed.
- Fix: large jobs continued running after the user clicked “Cancel” query execution.
- Updated driver to 3.21.0 which dramatically reduces Docker build times.
- SSL options are now available.
- You can now choose whether to verify the SSL certificate.
- Databricks now use an ODBC-based connector.
- Fix: Date column was coerced to DateTime in the front-end.
- Added username and password authentication option.
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Added support for ODBC connections via pyodbc. There are now two MSSQL data source types. One using TDS. The other is using ODBC.
- Added support for running queries on secondary in replicaset mode.
- Fix: Connection test always succeeded.
- Fix: Connection would fail if username or password contained special characters.
- Fix: Comparisons would fail if scale was None.
- Updated rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem to the latest CA.
- Added the ability to use IAM Roles and Users.
- Fix: Redshift was unable to have its schema refreshed.
- Fix: Allow Redash to load collections in all workspaces.
- You can now refresh the snowflake schema without waking the cluster.
- Added support for all of Snowflake’s datetime types. Otherwise certain timestamps would only appear as strings in the front-end.
- Fix: API calls would fail when setting a non-default region.
- 🔋 Feature: Added ability to mute alerts without deleting them.
- 🛠 Fix: numerical comparisons failed if value from query was a string.
- ➕ Added Last x Days options for date range parameters.
- 🛠 Fix: Parameters added in empty queries were always added as text parameters
🐛 Bug Fixes
- 🛠 Fix: Alembic migration schema was preventing v4 users from upgrading. In v5 we started encrypting data source credentials in the database.
- 🛠 Fix: System admin dashboard would not show correct database size if non-default name was used.
- 🛠 Fix: refresh_queries job would break if any query had a bad schedule object.
- 🛠 Fix: Orgs with LDAP enabled couldn’t disable password login.
- 🛠 Fix: SSL mode was sometimes sent as an empty string to the database instead of omitted entirely.
- 🛠 Fix: When creating new Map visualization with clustering disabled, map would crash on save.
- 🛠 Fix: It was possible on the New Query page to click “Save” multiple times, causing multiple new query records to be created.
- 🛠 Fix: Visualization render errors on a dashboard would crash the entire page.
- 🛠 Fix: A scheduled execution failure would modify the query’s “updated_at” timestamp.
- 🛠 Fix: Parameter UI would wrap awkwardly during some drag operations.
- 🛠 Fix: In dashboard edit mode, users couldn’t modify widgets.
- 🛠 Fix: Frontend error when parsing a NaN float.
- ➕ Added TSV as a download format (in addition to CSV and Excel).
- ➕ Added maildev settings (helps with automated settings).
- Refine permissions usage in Redash to allow for guest users
- The query results API now explicitly handles 404 errors.
- Forked queries now retain the tags of the original query.
- We now allow setting custom Sentry environments.
- 👕 Started using Black linter for our Python source code
- ➕ Added CLI command to re-encrypt data source details with new secret key.
- Favorites list is now loaded on menu click instead of on page load.
- Administrators can now allow connections to private IP addresses.